It is almost 30 months since Jonathan wrote about BEIS’s consultation on the 2011 amendments to the Construction Act 1996. As I’m sure everyone knows, the amendments were introduced by Part 8 of the LDEDC Act 2009. A couple of months later, Jonathan followed up on his initial piece and also wrote about BEIS’s consultation on cash retentions, which was running in parallel.
Fast forward to February 2020 and the government has finally published a summary of the responses to the Construction Act 1996 consultation and the cash retentions consultation. As adjudication doesn’t really feature in the context of cash retentions, I thought I’d focus on the comments in relation to adjudication in the Construction Act 1996 consultation. Continue reading